Former Amazon Exec Charlie Kindel Joins Control4 as SVP of Products & Services
In 2013, Charlie Kindel joined Amazon as the "Director, something secret" according to his LinkedIn, noting that he is "now at Amazon working on something wonderful." Just five years later, that secret project would fully mature as Alexa and catapult the mainstream consumer into the nuanced world of home automation.
"I have a philosophy when you take any job you want to feel good about 70 percent of the time, and then you want 30 percent to scare the pants off of you," Kindel said. "The dive into a smaller company in a different customer segment, where the company has so many products; those are the aspects of this that scare the pants off of me."